RURAL RESCUE

The program is set up for about 20 students to participate in a two day class.


  • Understanding of why agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries
  • Training on methods that will be most effective
  • 15 continuing education credits (customized for your department and requirements)


The training will be conducted on location where machinery can be accessed, and includes lecture and discussion. Hours of extensive hands-on practical exercises and table-top exercises that simulate accident scenarios. An area farm tour and hands on practical exercises involving real farm machinery, manikins and staged instructors is also part of the class.

Day One
07:30 ........ Class set up
08:00 ........ Awareness Training (Lecture)

  • Farm Accident Management
  • Tractor/Machinery
  • Incident Command System
  • Rescue Tools
12:00 ........ Lunch
13:00 ........ Tabletop Exercises
  • Incident Command 1 & 2
  • Sandbox Tractor Rollover
  • Cribbing & Rescue Tools
  • Heavy Object Moving
16:30 ........ Farm Tour
17:00 ........ Clean-up/Debriefing

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There are 15 continuing education credits available. These are set up on a class to class basis as some are customized for your department and requirements. We are able to bring some equipment with us, depending on your location and the available equipment you are able to obtain.

Day Two
08:00 ........ Lecture Review

11:00 ........ Practical Exercises

  • Tractor Rollover
  • Machinery Response
  • Augers

12:00 ........ Lunch/Debriefing

13:00 ........ Practical Exercises Continued

15:00 ........ Debrief/Review

16:00 ........ Clean-up
17:00 ........ Testing & Certificates

The overall goal of this program is to improve rescue efficiency at a farm scene accident and thereby positively impact patient outcomes. Because agriculture is one of the largest and most dangerous industries in the state, the objective of the MAARS training is to improve responders awareness of agricultural accident hazards and rescue techniques. Objectives include understanding why agriculture is a dangerous industry in Michigan and training on methods that will be most effective in this unique area. Due to the nature of the industry and the likely accident scenarios, this training will also provide useful training for chemical contamination and equipment-related accidents on golf courses, construction sites, chemical storage locations and other hazards that may be found in urban areas or that involve chemicals or heavy rescue.